Big Winners at the Horticulture 2010 Show

Manila Seedling Bank Foundation – Quezon City

Philippine Horticultural Society , Inc. in cooperation with the Manila Seedling Bank Foundation and  thru the help of other  affiliate garden clubs and societies  held their successful 34th annual PHSI show from January 29 to February 8, 2010.

With this year’s theme ” It’s a Green World After All !!! ” , with all the recent effects of Typhoon Ketsana ( Ondoy) and other natural calamities the main objective of the show is to promote re-greening of our surroundings and green living

The three guests of honor  came from some of the country’ top newspaper companies- Ms. Crispina Martinez- Belen editor ( Entertainment section) Manila Bulletin , Ms. Letty Jimenez- Magsanoc ( Editor-In Chief ) Philippine Daily Inquirer , Ms. Millet Martinez Mananquil ( Lifestyle Editor) The Philippine Star .

Ms. Leena Calso of the Philippine Journal group with a cascading bonsai

The event was also covered by the Journal group of publication led by Ms. Leena Calso , Buy and Sell newspaper , Sunshine Television and NBN channel 4 show Mag- Agri Tayo executive producer Mr. Patrick Daffon .

Sunshine television and PNAS newspaper crew at the King Louis Ornamental Plants exhibit

Pinas Sikat  Newspaper and Mag- Agri Tayo of NBN channel 4 executive producer  Mr. Patrick Daffon ,  Philippine Daily Tribune  , bloggers and forumers and there are several foreign media correspondence in the entourage of Mrs. Adoracion S. Bernabe .

Ms . Love Anover ( wearing yellow and her fiancee in blue shirt )  – Unang Hirit  Show  of GMA channel 7 – segment host together with PHS officers

Buy and Sell Newspaper -employees posed for a photo opportunity

Father Daniel Godefroy officiated the invocation while lovely children marching band  clad  in uniform roamed around the MSBF to entertain VIPs , guests and members of one of the largest plant societies in the country.

Natural Stone Society of the Philippines exhibit

Dozens of  rare natural stones gathered from different parts of the country were proudly entered into the exhibit and competed for top honors.

Winners of Landscape Exhibit

King Louis Ornamental Plants landscape exhibit ( Winner of  Best Landscape category)

Mr. Vic De Rona landscape -2nd prize


3rd Prize- Philippine Bonsai Society

Mr. Noel Vincent Canicula exhibit booth

Landscape exhibit booth of Mr. Botchie Canicula – one of PHSI most dynamic member

Category 3: Aroids C- Anthurium, Cercestis, Monster, Philodendron, Rhaphidophora, Scindapsus

1st Prize: Anthurium Rennaissance – Mr. Serapion Metilla

Category 4: Palms & Cycads

1st Prize: Caryota Fish Tail Palm

owned by Ms. Adoracion S.Bernabe

Category 5: Bromeliads A – Neoregelias

2nd Prize:

Plant Name: Neoregelia Johannes de Rolf

owned by: Botchie Canicula

3rd Prize:

Plant Name: Neoregelia Cheetah

owned by: Mr. Jun Borines

Category 6: Bromeliads B – Other than Neoregelias

1st Prize:

Plant Name: Tillandsia capitata marron

owned by: Ms. Teresa Baldonado

Category 7: Cacti

1st Prize

Plant Name: Espostoa lanata

owned by: Ms. Adoracion S. Bernabe

2nd Prize

Plant Name: Notocactus magnificus

owned by: Ms. Adoracion S. Bernabe

3rd Prize:

Plant Name: Astrophyllum ornatum

owned by Botchie Canicula

Category 8: Succulents

1st Prize:

Plant Name: Agave Kisoukan variegata

owned by Mr. Cipriano Jose J. Mercado

2nd Prize:

Plant Name: Agave geminifolia

owned by Ms. Teresa Baldonado

3rd Prize:

Plant Name: Euphorbia stenoclada

owned by: Metilla

Category 9: Ferns A- Rossette types

1st Prize:

Plant Name: Aspleniun nidus “ Pangako”

owned by: Mr. George Mendoza

2nd Prize:

Plant Name: Aspleniun nidus “ Mutya”

owned by: Mr. George Mendoza

3rd Prize:

Plant Name: Asplenium mutant

owned by: Mr. Lardy Abundo

Category 10: Ferns – Non-Rossette types

1st Prize: Angiopteris palmiformii

owned by: Mr. George Mendoza

2nd Prize: Platycerium elephantotis

owned by : Mr. Orlando Velasco

3rd Prize: Platycerium willinctii

owned by : Mr. Orlando Velasco

Category 12: Orchid hybrids

2nd Prize: BLC. Orange Treat

owned by : Philippine Orchid Society

3rd Prize: BC. Mount Hood Mary X Lc. Oroland Grand

owned by: Philippine Orchid Society

Category 13: Orchid species

1st Prize: Dendrobium farmerii

owned by : Mrs. Corazon Purificacion

2nd Prize: Dendrobium bullenianum

owned by : Mrs. Corazon Purificacion

3rd Prize: Paphiopedilum haynaldianum

owned by : Mrs. Corazon Purificacion

Category 14: Philippine Native Plants , except orchids

2nd Prize: Ludovia lancaefolia

owned by: Mr. Francis Gener

3rd Prize: Ficus lyrata

owned by : Mr. Lardy Abundo

Category 15: Foliage Plants

1st Prize: Palaquim philippinensis “ Red Empress”

owned by : Mr. George Mendoza

2nd Prize: Philodendron species ( Giant Forest Philodendron )

owned by : Mr. Rolando Salazar

3rd Prize: Cyclanthus

owned by : Ms. Norma Villanueva

Category 16: Variegated plants and other mutants:

1st Prize: Freycinetia variegated

owned by : Mr. Rolando Salazar

2nd Prize: Ixora variegated

owned by : Mr. Rolando Salazar

3rd Prize: Bougainvillea sp. Variegated

owned by : Mrs. Fely Gupit

Category 17: Aquatic Plant

1st Prize: Thai Grass

owned by : Ram Oplas

3rd prize: Zanthedeschia species

owned by : Mr. Francis Gener

Category 19: Annual Flowering Plants

1st Prize : Euphorbia pulcherrima “ Red Spotted”

owned by : Mr. Francis Gener

2nd Prize: Euphorbia pulcherrima “ Holland Pink ”

owned by : Mr. Francis Gener

Category 20 : Bonsai – Local

1st Prize : Bougainvillea species

owned by : Mr. Bobby Gopiao

2nd Prize: Vitex quinata “ Mulawing Daga”

owned by : Mr. Elrey Nocido

Category 21: Bonsai – Foreign

2nd Prize: Hibiscus miniature

owned by : Ms. Fely Gupit

3rd Prize: Azalea

owned by : Ms. Fely Gupit

Category 22: New Philippine Hybrid

(Must be entered under the name of the breeder)

1st Prize: Tillandsia xerographica X chiapensis gardner “ silver torch”

owned by : Mr. Rene Dofitas

Best Plant of the Show and Best Cultured Plant


Angiopteris palmiformii  ” aureum variegatum” – owned by Mr. George Mendoza

This  native fern is unique for its variegated foliage and was    entered in Flora Filipina 2009 Expo winning major prizes in that event . This fern may command a handsome prize tag  – If it was even for sale???


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